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Mainline ChristianityThe Past and Future of America's Majority Faith$
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Jason S. Lantzer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814753309

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.001.0001

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Unto the Ends of the Earth

Unto the Ends of the Earth

Global Christianity and Mainline Decline

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Mainline Christianity

Jason S. Lantzer

NYU Press

This chapter examines how by the twenty-first century, Global Christianity, particularly from the Southern Hemisphere, offered a devastating critique of the Mainline that contributed to the decline of the Seven Sisters. While American Christians have been actively spreading the Gospel at home and abroad for centuries, realizing that they are part of an international faith has been a struggle at times. The experience reminds some that the church can be easily attached to a culture instead of challenging the status quo via the faith. The message of the Global South is that decline does not have to occur; that the message of American missionaries can promote both faith and growth. Such matters of faith are at the heart of the Mainline; thus with the Sisters' decline, people should be looking for new members who can represent that ideal.

Keywords:   Global Christianity, Global South, Mainline Christianity, Seven Sisters, American Christians, Gospel, faith

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